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Southern Culture On the Skids - For Lovers Onlydotdotdot
artworkAnother fine set of tunes from the purveyors of barnyard cool. Five instros grace the disc, all well within the surf envelope. Of course, the rest of the disc shows them to be no slouches as well. Great fun.
Picks: For Lovers Only, FatmanÕs Twist, SheikÕs Walk, Link's Lung, For Lovers Only (Reprise)

Track by Track Review


For Lovers Only dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a great instro, a cross between Santo and Johnny and chicken bop, fluidly and gorgeously played. There's no shortage of suave here, and the guitar tone is sooooo smoooooth. Very cool.

FatmanÕs Twist dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Ultra cool guitar riffin', with a smooth sub-surf melody line and great reverby tone. Not quite barnyard, and not really surf, just very smooth minimal reverb guitar with a cool rhythm track.

SheikÕs Walk dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Vibrato shimmering guitar playing a gentle middle eastern flavored number in a mid tempo relaxed format. Very nice.

Link's Lung dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Link's Lung" is a tribute to the Linkster, with a countrified beat a la Los Straitjackets and rich round guitar tone. Heavy handed, yet delicate, with really nice picking and an infectious riff, plus a few glissandoes to add intrigue. Excellent track.

For Lovers Only (Reprise) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A ghostly reprise of the tune, almost like it's from a tomb down the street. Spooky.